After almost a year, the Indian cricket team is ready to play the Test series at home. In October last year, India played a Test match against the West Indies in Hyderabad, winning by 10 wickets.
Since then, India has played all its matches on foreign ground. But now the Virat-led Team India will enter the series against South Africa starting October 2 with the intention of winning. The Indian team can land with these 11 players in the match in Visakhapatnam.
Openers Under new experimentation by the team management, Rohit Sharma is set to get the responsibility of opening the batting with Mayank Agarwal.
Middle order Having done well in the West Indies, any change in the middle order is difficult. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari are confirmed with captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rahane and there is no possibility of change here.
Rishabh Pant, who is seen as the wicketkeeper of the future, has been a disappointing West Indies tour. Even in the T20 series against South Africa, his bat has remained silent. Despite this, the team management can give them a chance again.
Ravindra Jadeja, who has done well with the ball and bat, is confirmed and will be seen playing the role of all-rounder for the team once again.
Bowling In the absence of Bumrah, the team can feed a spinner, given the spin pitch. Ravichandran Ashwin, a successful bowler in Test and at home ground, can get a chance in the team. Apart from him, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami's place in bowling is fixed.
Team India's potential XI players Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.